Saturday, April 22, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Welcome to Cirque du Soleil!

Cirque du Soleil is incredible! I saw the very first show in 19901 in  Beverly Hills/West LA and we went to see them a few years ago in San Francisco.







Sunday, April 09, 2017

Last Breath

My poem, Last Breath, just started trending on Hello Poetry. Hope you go in and check it out, like it and share it. Would love comments and even critiques.

http://hellopoetry.com/poem/1918302/last-breath/


Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Two freebies you don't want to miss!

Who the heck ever said writing is glamorous, creative, fun and natural? It's the hardest, loneliest, most unpredictable work one can ever wish for, and one could put in an existence doing and NEVER even earn a dime or get read much less be accepted as an author. Moreover, there is the NEVER ENDING learning process of refining, editing, and marketing! But as one writer to another, could you, would you, do anything else? I started my writing "vocation" (if one could call it that) after I raised three children, a husband and retired from 30 years of going to college while working an 8-5 and at times an extra job. What the heck! Am I nuts or what?   


It is, from K.M. Weiland on CRAFTING UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTERS! 
http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/crafting-unforgettable-characters.pdf

You will find a link to it on her article: Common Writing Mistakes: http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/common-writing-mistakes-much-description/

Saturday, April 01, 2017

The 7 Deadly Sins of Paranormal Romance | WritersDigest.com

The 7 Deadly Sins of Paranormal Romance | WritersDigest.com: SLOTH: Info Dumps. Nothing turns me off faster than a book that starts off with a long narrative explaining all the world building. Info dumps are lazy. They’re bad form. The details of your world should come to light slowly, layer upon layer, immersing the reader in the experience. For hints on how to do this, paranormal romance writers should study the best written fantasy. LUST: Fetishism of the Supernatural. There’s a tendency for paranormal romance writers to fetishize the supernatural elements in the same way that science fiction writers sometimes fetishize the buttons and gadgets of their worlds. That your character is a werewolf isn’t all that interesting in and of itself.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

FREE Agent Guide!

While still available, download now The WRITER Guide T0 FINDING AN AGENT
Agent Guide courtesy from the famous San Francisco Writing Conference: "You’re back from SFWC. You’ve polished your drafts and completed your manuscript. The next step? Finding a literary agent to represent your hard work in the industry. But seeking out the best literary agents in the biz can seem like searching for a tiny needle in a giant Google haystack. "
The Writer Guide to Agents
The generous gift of a free agent guide includes "submission details and contact information for 88 agencies looking for queries." They also "rounded up what genres and subjects each agency is looking for as well as tips from published authors on finding the right literary agent for you."
"So go ahead, scribes: Start your querying journey today.
Download our free agent guide
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